Titel: The European Union: An Ongoing Process of Integration
An Ongoing Process of Integration.
Herausgegeben von Jaap W. de Zwaan, Frans A. Nelissen, Jan H. Jans
2. Dezember 2004 - gebunden - 371 Seiten
Hero worship is culturally hardwired into our psyche and cultivated in our early development by our experience of our parents - a daddy and mommy who are all powerful, all beautiful, all everything. Our eventual awakening to their frailty only intensifies our searches elsewhere for other heroes - both in private and public life. And so it is, too, in our intellectual life: St Sigmund, St Karl, St Jurgen et cetera - Chacun a son Saint... For many, history is still a story of kings, and prime ministers, and generals, and statesmen (and stateswomen). And so it is, too, in our little puddle of European law. For many it is a story of a hero, the European Court of Justice: A St George, armed with constitutional hermeneutics, who slaughtered the dragon of national protectionism, pettiness and what else. The spillover from all of this is that awful, ubiquitous culture of celebrityship which has also invaded, indeed conquered, the long-desecrated halls of academia.
Institutional and Constitutional Aspects.- The Structure of the Union According to the Draft Constitution for Europe.- Rethinking the Institutional System.- Disturbing or Rebalancing Powers Within the European Union?.- The Role of the European Commission Over the Years: Changes and Challenges.- The President of the European Council: The Beginning of a European Government?.- The Union Minister for Foreign Affairs: Europe's Single Voice or Trojan Horse?.- The Member States Under the Constitution: Preliminary Investigations.- European Union Executives: Out of the Shade, Into the Sunshine?.- The Fall of Committees?.- Fragmentation in the Governance of EU External Relations: Legal Institutional Dilemmas and the New Constitution for Europe.- Future Paths of Flexibility: Enhanced Cooperation, Partial Agreements and Pioneer Groups.- General Principles and Substantive Aspects.- Use of the Infringement Procedure in Cases of Judicial Errors.- State Liability and Infringements Attributable to National Courts: A Dutch Perspective on the kÖBler Case.- Rights V. Principles, or How to Remove Fundamental Rights From the Jurisdiction of the Courts.- Decentralisation in a System of Legal Exception: The Role of National Competition Authorities Under Regulation 1/2003.- Internet: A New Paradigm for EU Law? Some Exploratory Comments on a Remarkable Judgment.- 'The Ethology of a Paper Tiger': The European Union and Doping in Sport.- The Europeanisation of the International Maritime Safety Agenda: Are we Better off Leaving it to the Imo?.- The Teaching of European and International Law: The Need for Curriculum Change.- The New Member States and Eastern Europe.- Supremacy of Constitutions in the Context of Constitutional Pluralism.- Constitutional Preparation for Eu Accession in the New Central and Eastern European Member States: Is The Rule of Law Better Than the Rule of Politics?.- Impact of Eu Accession on the National Legal Orders of New Member States: The Case of Cyprus.- The Czech Human Rights Doctrine as Challenged by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.- European Integration and Russia.- The Impact of European Integration on the Development of Law in Russia.- Russia and the Enlarged European Union: Mending Fences While Shaping a Wider Europe's Environment.- The European Union's Troubled Relations with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1991-2001).
Jaap W. de Zwaan is Professor of the Law of the European Union at the Law School of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Vice-President of the Executive Board and Member of the Governing Board of the T.M.C. Asser Institute. Jan H. Jans teaches EU law at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen. Frans A. Nelissen is General Director of the T.M.C. Asser Institute and Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Groningen. Steven Blockmans is researcher on the law of the European Union, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague.